NETHERLANDS - Assets under management at Dutch pension funds increased from €692bn (US$925bn) in 2008 to €743bn in 2009, according to latest statistics from De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB).
DNB's latest statistical bulletin reported that industry-wide pension funds saw their assets grow from €485bn in 2008 to €521bn.
Company pension schemes assets increased from €188bn to €197bn over the same 12-month period.
Dutch pension funds' equity investments increased in value the most, from €287bn in 2008 to €46bn in 2009.
Real estate assets remained fairly constant, increasing from €15.9bn to €16bn between 2008 and 2009.
Assets held as "securities other than shares" fell in value, from €239bn to €169bn, as did assets in financial derivatives, dropping from €46.7bn to €28.3bn.
Assets held as loans also fell from €52.9bn in 2008 to €34.5bn in 2009.
Kerrin Rosenberg says while the rise of CDI is positive, understanding the risk and return aspect is a great challenge
Schneider Electric has appointed Aon to provide full fiduciary management services for over £400m of assets held in the Schneider Pension Plan.
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has invested £40m in debt issued by Scottish Borders-based Eildon Housing Association.